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Quantitative proteomics and data analysis

26—27 March 2012

Queen Hotel, Chester, UK

Venue information

The Quantitative proteomics and data analysis training course will take place in the Queen Hotel, Chester, United Kingom.


City Road




United Kingdom


Please visit the hotel website for more information.


The historic City of Chester with its 2000 years of architectural heritage and City Walls is a short walk from the conference centre.


Its Roman remains, the city walls, the River Dee and historic galleries of exclusive shops are well known tourist attractions. The City also offers a wide range of activities and venues for out-of-conference hours and evening entertainment.


Chester is an ideal base for exploring the Cheshire countryside, whilst the excellent rail and motorway networks can lead you to the natural beauty of North Wales or the bustling commerce of Manchester and Liverpool.



For more information please visit:

Visit Chester

Venue map

Queen Hotel Chester.

Travelling to the venue

By Air
The nearest airports to Chester are Manchester International and Liverpool John Lennon airports, which are both 40 minutes by road from Chester.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the fastest growing regional airport for scheduled traffic, serving over 60 European destinations with all the major operators. LJLA is fully integrated into the Northwests public transport system and located just 10 minutes from the major motorway network.

Manchester International Airport serves many destinations in the US, Europe and Asia. Trains run from ManchesterAirport to Manchester Piccadilly railway station (approximate journey time is 20 minutes and costs approximately 6 return). Trains to Chester operate regularly from Manchester Piccadilly.

By Train
Virgin Trains run frequent, high speed direct services between London Euston and Chester in approximately two hours.

There are also many services to Crewe, from both London and the North West, for onward connections to Chester.

High speed rail services are available to Crewe, Chester and Warrington from London Euston and London Paddington (2.5 hours), and from Glasgow on the West Coast main line. Rail services also run from ManchesterInternationalAirport.

Further information regarding train times and tickets can be found via National Rail Enquiries (telephone: +44 (0) 8457 48 49 50) or TheTrainLine

By Road
Main motorway links to Chester and Cheshire are through the M6, M56 and M53.

Further information and route advice can be found at AA route planner or RAC.


Application is now closed. If you would like to apply to attend the workshop please contact the conference office.


Registration Fees

Full/Early Career Researcher Member: £58
Non Member: £98 


Please note, there will be a very limited number of free places available for student members of the Biochemical Society.


Note: Full/Early Career Researcher Members and Student Members must be members of the Biochemical Society.
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Members of the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are eligible to register at member rates. Please ensure you enter your membership number during registration. For details please see International Associate Membership.

Payment of fees

All payments must be made prior to the meeting. Please note that invoices for registration fees will not be issued.

Credit card/Debit card
(Preferred method of payment, and the only acceptable form of payment for online registration).

The following credit/debit cards will be accepted:
Mastercard, American Express and Visa.

If you wish to pay by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer please contact the Conference Office.

Confirmation email

At the final stage of the online registration process, all registered delegates will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a separate email to confirm registration details. This confirmation should be checked carefully to ensure that all requirements are correct. In particular, the spelling of names and affiliations should be checked, as this information will be used to create badges.

Confirmation emails also act as a receipt. Please bring a copy of the email with you to the meeting.

If you have not received a confirmation email two weeks before the meeting, please contact the Conference Office.

Registering at the meeting

Please bring your confirmation email to present at the registration desk at the meeting. Badges will be issued upon registering and, for security reasons, must be worn for the duration of the meeting.


Queen Hotel, Chester, where the course is being held:


Sunday 25 March

Bed and breakfast @ £89.00, including VAT, per room, per night for standard accommodation
Bed and breakfast @ £99.00, including VAT, per room, per night for queen executive accommodation
Bed and breakfast @ £109.00, including VAT, per room, per night for king executive accommodation


Monday 26 March  - Thursday 29 March

Bed and breakfast @ £105.00, including VAT, per room, per night for standard accommodation
Bed and breakfast @ £115.00, including VAT, per room, per night for queen executive accommodation
Bed and breakfast @ £125.00, including VAT, per room, per night for queen king accommodation


To book accommodations at the Queen Hotel, please call reservations at 01244 305000


Fax: 01244 318483


To get the special delegate rate, you must mention you are attending the ProteoMMX 2.0 meeting and/or the Biochemical Society training course.


Alternative hotels:


Westminster Hotel, located directly accross from the Queen Hotel.

Bed and breakfast @ £59.00 (single occupancy) including VAT
Bed and breakfast @ £69.00 (double/twin occupancy) including VAT


Mill Hotel, located within easy walking distance of the Queen Hotel.

Bed and Breakfast @ £73.00 (single occupancy) including VAT
Bed and Breakfast @ £95.00 (double/twin occupancy) including VAT


Both these hotels can be booked via the Visit Chester Website.


Please note: these are suggestions to help you secure accommodation for the duration of the workshop. The Biochemical Society takes no responsibility for the availability or quality of the hotels. Delegates are advised to book early in advance to secure accommodation.


At the meeting
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees and will be included in the registration fee.

Dietary requirements

Should you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate this on the registration form. Alternatively, please inform the Conference Office as changes to the menu cannot be made at the meeting.

Disabled access

Disabled access is available. If you require assistance during the meeting please contact the Conference Office.

Sponsors and trade exhibition

The following companies will be sponsoring the meeting:

Portland Press Ltd

Please feel free to view our sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities at this meeting.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the meeting please contact the Conference Office.



Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 12 March 2012, and a refund (less £15 administration charge) will be issued.

After this date, neither full nor partial refunds can be given. Please note that refunds of less than £15 cannot be issued.

Tweeting and Blogging

With increasing frequency, conference attendees at scientific conferences are using Twitter or blogs to share and highlight interesting information discussed at conferences, and also to network with each other. The Biochemical Society has created the following policy with regards to the use of networking sites at Biochemical Society conferences.


The Biochemical Society’s Twitter and blogging policy

Harden Conferences and Hot Topic Events
Proceedings and abstracts of Harden Conferences and Hot Topic Events are unpublished, in order to promote the exchange of novel information and ideas.  Delegates are asked to respect the closed nature of the conferences, and not to report information discussed via Twitter, Facebook, blogs and similar social networks.

Focused Meetings, Workshops and Annual Symposia

The Biochemical Society encourages the discussion of its conferences via Twitter, Facebook and similar social networks.  In order to promote discussion and the exchange of information, delegates who wish to tweet are asked to use the Biochemical Society hashtag:




Speakers will be made aware of this policy, and have the right to ask delegates not to disseminate their research via the Internet. If a Speaker makes this request, delegates are asked not to discuss the relevant work in this way. Delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.


CPD Credits

Quantitative proteomics and data analysis has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Biology. Participants can claim 42 credits for attending. These points are valid if attendees are registered on the Society of Biology CPD scheme. Approval signifies that the Society of Biology recognizes the quantitative proteomics and data analysis event is of merit to the development needs of participants. Attendees can request a CPD certificate for this conference whilst completing the post event feedback questionnaire, which will be sent by email to all attendees shortly after the event.


Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact:

The Conference Office
The Biochemical Society
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU



Telephone (Conference Office): +44 (0)207 685 2450
Telephone (Main reception): +44 (0)207 685 2400
Fax: +44 (0)207 685 2467



The information on this website is regularly updated. Although at the time of publication the information contained on this web site is believed to be correct, neither the Speakers, Organizers nor the Biochemical Society assume any responsibility for any errors or omissions herein contained.


Delegates who plan on attending meetings are advised to check the website has not been amended, and if in doubt, contact the Conference Office to confirm meeting start and finish dates before booking transport and accommodation.


In addition, delegates who have not received confirmation of their registration should contact the Conference Office to confirm their attendance before making arrangements to attend.